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Folk-Rock Crossover Artist Jasmine Chadwick Winning Hearts & Proving the Best is Yet to Come


   Dec 18

Folk-Rock Crossover Artist Jasmine Chadwick Winning Hearts & Proving the Best is Yet to Come

On this last Sunday morning before Christmas Day 2011, I sit at our dining room table with my computer, sipping a cup of coffee, noshing on a bit of breakfast, and catching up on some work. Outside, the sky is gray overcast; the mix of deciduous trees across the street clinging to the last leafs of fall. The year is coming to a close and the combination of delicious coffee and introspection warm my thoughts. I open a browser window to singer-songwriter Jasmine Chadwick’s website. Her playlist automatically launches, and her gentle blend of folk-rock and angelic voice are a perfect pairing for this morning. Truth is, I didn’t plan to write, but the mood of the moment and the beauty of Jasmine’s music inspire me.

Born with a passion to sing and to express herself, Jasmine was raised in a musical family on an island in rural Canada

Born with a passion to sing and to express herself, singer-songwriter Jasmine Chadwick was raised in a musical family on an island in rural Canada

Back several months ago, on the final night of submissions for our Sonicbids competition, I was enjoying the waning heat of that summer evening and listening to the last group of artist submissions. Just moments before the deadline closed, Jasmine’s submission popped up on my screen. By the third track of her EPK, I knew we had another member of our Top 10. Perhaps, just like this morning, she caught me at a time of introspection and I folded to the sweet-will of her music.

In 2010, Jasmine released her debut CD, This is Who I Am. Immediately following its release, she was invited to perform as an opening act for multi-platinum Grammy-award winning artist Sarah McLachlan on the 2010 Lilith Fair Tour. This past fall, her title track This Is Who I Am was featured on MTV’s hit docu-series I Used To Be Fat. On her latest breaking news Twitter feed, Jasmine has informed us that her song Back to California will be featured on an upcoming episode of MTV’s The Real World: San Diego. The fact that a folk-rock artist is landing MTV placements makes its clear that Jasmine Chadwick has the ability to crossover into popular music, which to us means, The Best is Yet to Come.

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